HC Deb 21 May 1946 vol 423 cc161-2
1. Squadron-Leader Sir Gifford Fox

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the latest casualty return of the East Africa Command for the East African and Burma campaigns of the number of natives and Indians killed in action, respectively; and what percentage this is of natives and Indians, respectively, living in East Africa in 1946, or latest available date.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. J. J. Lawson)

Nine hundred and forty-one East African natives were killed in action in the African campaign and 377 in the Burma campaign. These figures represent about.005 per cent. and.002 per cent. of the total native population of the territories concerned. No Indians domiciled in East Africa were killed in action in these campaigns.